Eria mindanaensis Ames 1912 SECTION Mycaranthes

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Pieter Pelser and The RV Orchid Talk Website

Part shade Hot Cool

Common Name The Mindanao Eria [An Island within the Philippine archipelago]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Sibuyan, Negros and Mindanao Islands of the Philippines at elevations between 200 to 1200 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect to semi-pendulous, cylindrical stems carrying all along the stem, oblong to linear, leathery, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on up to 8, terminal, white pubescent, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence each with a long bract and each flower with green floral bracts.

Synonyms Mycaranthes mindanaensis (Ames) Cootes & W.Suarez 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Mycaranthes mindanaensis photo fide;

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